Non-formal education includes adult basic education, adult literacy education, or school equivalency preparation.
In nonformal education, someone (who is not in school) can learn literacy, other basic skills, or job skills.
Home education, individualized instruction (such as programmed learning), distance learning, and computer-assisted instruction are other possibilities.
Non-formal education is imparted consciously and deliberately and systematically implemented. It should be organized for a homogeneous group. Non-formal, education should be programmed to serve the needs of the identified group. This will necessitate flexibility in the design of the curriculum and the scheme of evaluation.
Characteristics of Non-formal Education
Nonformal education is planned and takes place apart from the school system.
The timetable and syllabus can be adjustable.
Unlike theoretical formal education, it is practical and vocational education.
Nonformal education has no age limit.
Fees or certificates may or may not be necessary.
It may be full-time or part-time learning and one can earn and learn together.
It involves learning professional skills.
Advantages of Non-formal Education
Practiced and vocational training.
Naturally growing minds that do not wait for the system to amend.
Literacy with skillfulness growth in which self-learning is appreciated.
Flexibility in age, curriculum, and time.
The open-ended educational system in which both the public and private sectors are involved in the process.
No need to conduct regular exams.
Diplomas, certificates, and awards are not essential to be awarded.